An email from Fr. McCarthy…
Since as long as I have known and known of Bishop Tom Gumbleton (since 1969), he has been consistently clear in proclaiming the Nonviolent Jesus and His Way of Nonviolence. A film on him and his work, American Prophet (see below), will be released for purchase in DVD format or for streaming on Amazon Prime on June 20. Do buy it and share it with as many others as possible in your parish, P&J group, family, school, etc.
I might suggest for those who are not familiar with Tom that before viewing the film they read a brief biography of him at https://www.bishopgumbleton.com/bio.html or on Wikipedia. I would also suggest that they read the Nov. 5, 2011 NCR article, Vatican Moves Quickly to Punish Gumbleton at https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/vatican-moved-quickly-punish-gumbleton
Emmanuel Charles McCarthy
Dear Friends –
After a long film festival circuit and screenings around the country, we are pleased to announce that American Prophet is now available on Amazon Prime Video instant streaming for rental and purchase, and will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray June 20th.
We are pleased to continue our community partnership with Kay Lasante Clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which was co-founded by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, the House of Grace Philadelphia Catholic Worker House and St. Claire Parish community.
Kay Lasante will receive 100% of proceeds from sales and rentals after Amazon fees, so we encourage friends and supporters to spread the word about the film and to purchase American Prophet to ensure a maximum contribution to the Kay Lasante fund. Rental of the film on Prime for $2.99 HD will provide a $1.50 donation, while a purchase of the film for $9.99 HD will provide a $5 donation to the Clinic. All proceeds after fees will go directly to Kay Lasante.*
Kay Lasante “House of Health” is a Haitian-operated health clinic and community outreach project serving the Petite Place Cazeau/Caradeux area of Port au Prince, Haiti. The Clinic’s mission is to provide health care services with dignity and respect for those who are marginalized and lack access to care with the ultimate goal to provide quality health care services for Haitians by Haitians.
The producers would like to thank our many friends and supporters who have made this movie possible and hope that audiences will continue to enjoy the film, share it with their communities and continue discussions around the film’s themes of social justice, moral leadership, and nonviolence. We hope that American Prophet will inspire people to find out more about Bishop Gumbleton’s life and work, and inspire their own work on behalf of peace.
Thank you for your help to make this incredible journey from script to screen to hearts possible.
Director, American Prophet